This morning, as I sat on the lounge chari on my deck, I realized I needed support. I was reading a blog that I have recently discovered called We Are That Family. Kristen Welch is a Godley women with a huge heart and I have been blessed many times while reading her blog. In a recent post she shared about some encouragement she received and listed some suggestions for other women, going through life challenges.
One of her suggestions was this-
"Surround yourself with a community of broken people who share a common journey (adoption, leadership, teenagers, toddlers)"
I realized I needed a community. One who shares in my journey of being a Christian women who is married to a man I am deeply in love with, a man who has Aspergers. I set out to find that community. I was sure it was out there. Aspergers is somewhat new to the disorder scean, but there is more being discovered about it everyday and the awareness is growing, so where is my community?
I found a few post on random sites, but most were outdated and not being maintained. I realize I don't have much room to talk, I stopped blogging years ago. I never found my voice, never found a community. Well if I can't find one, maybe I need to make one.
Are you out their ladies? Do you long to be a Godley wife, but sometimes struggle with your spouse's uniqueness? Do you need encouragement and someone who understands what it's like to live with the ups and downs of personality disorder?
I have no special knowledge or background in autism. I don't have a list of remidies to make your marriage better. I just have a desire to build a network of women how can support one another. I often feel like I have no one to turn to, when it comes to the struggles I face. Most people find it hard to understand where I'm coming from. It's hard enough to get people to understand your desire to be a Godley wife ("Why would you want to be submissive?") let alone the sacrifices that must be made to maintain a peaceful home, living with an Aspie.
If your out there, drop me a line. I'll be waiting.....